Simonsays Communications takes care of L'Opulence

15:51 PM (2 Hours ago) New Accounts

L’Opulence in Sandton has appointed Simonsays as the communications agency to ensure it’s regarded as one of Sandton’s finest culinary destinations. The agency has already initiated an influencer campaign, which is being supported with publicity and social media, as well as above the line placements.

Join Black Coffee and get a Casual day sticker

15:39 PM (2 Hours ago) CSI

DJ Black Coffee has his Casual Day sticker and will be joining millions of South Africans on Friday, 4 September in raising funds for persons with disabilities.

TEDxCapeTown tickets are now available

15:26 PM (2 Hours ago) Events

Already in its fifth year, TEDxCapeTown 2015 tackles the delicate and highly relevant paradox of openness, access and control. As a non-profit organisation dedicated to ‘Ideas worth Spreading’, TEDxCapeTown continues to challenge perceptions and engage their audience.

CANSA provides education and information around cancer during its Care Week

15:15 PM (2 Hours ago) CSI

As part of CANSA Care Week during August, the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA)’s Mobile Health Clinics are providing cancer education and information to help reduce the cancer risk as well as cancer screening and early detection programmes.

Mthuli Bam moves up at Y&R

14:51 PM (3 Hours ago) People on the Move

Y&R South Africa recently promoted Mthuli Bam, a senior TV producer that has been with the agency for more than half a decade, to head of electronic production. 

What’s so important about brand activations?

14:49 PM (3 Hours ago) Editorial Desk
An opportunity to interact and connect with your target audience should never be underestimated. After all, just one interaction can put you ahead of your competitor and can place you top of mind whenever someone is looking for a product or service you offer. Who doesn’t want that?

Idols SA auditions move to Johannesburg

14:38 PM (3 Hours ago) Entertainment
“It doesn’t get more real than this,” Idols SA’s longest-serving judge Randall Abrahams notes as the Idols SA season 11 audition tour reaches its final stop at Carnival City outside Johannesburg this week.


Ogilvy & Mather celebrate 30 years with art

14:16 PM (3 Hours ago) Advertising News

Ogilvy & Mather (O&M) SA has launched the David Ogilvy Mural at their Johannesburg campus in Bryanston, to celebrate the 30-year milestone since O&M Worldwide merged with the South African agency, Rightford Searle-Tripp & Makin, in 1985.

Marsh Africa donates DeskBags

14:06 PM (4 Hours ago) CSI

In lieu of Nelson Mandela Month as well as Marsh Africa’s ongoing commitment towards education, the firm handed over 590 DeskBags to underprivileged school children at the Sefikeng Primary School, which is based on the Leeuwkop Prison grounds. 

The Port Elizabeth Express increases its print run

12:47 PM (5 Hours ago) Media News

The Ads24 local title Port Elizabeth Express has extended its reach in the Eastern Cape. Already the largest local title in the province, it will increase its print run in September from 90 000 to 100 000 copies weekly.

What to look forward to at the IPRA World Congress and Exhibition

12:03 PM (6 Hours ago) Publicity News

The 60th International Public Relations Association (IPRA) 2015 World Congress and Exhibition is taking place in South Africa in September. The event will feature new additions that the organisers believe will make the experience one to remember.

Expand a Sign announced as finalist for KZN Top Business Awards

11:49 AM (6 Hours ago) Awards
Expand a Sign were recently announced as a finalist in the Manufacturing Category at the KZN Top Business Awards, powered by eLan Property Group.

LG invites lifestyle bloggers to document the creation of SA's biggest wall mural

11:41 AM (6 Hours ago) Media News
You couldn’t always tell back in the day, but the world you saw on old school TV screens didn’t always match up to the vibrant place you lived in every day. It didn’t matter if you watched live sport, the news or a movie, there was a disconnect between the rich colours of reality and the ones on screen.

South African film Tell Me Sweet Something to (finally) be released in September

11:34 AM (6 Hours ago) Media News
Five years in the making, Tell Me Sweet Something is more than just a love story – it’s a labour of love. While Johannesburg isn’t normally seen as a romantic film location, it’s exactly where Akin Omotoso has wanted to make a Jozi-style Love Jones for some time. And time was just what was needed before it finally saw the light of day.

Carly Rae Jepsen is coming to South Africa in October

11:23 AM (6 Hours ago) Entertainment
Hilltop Live Africa and Universal Music South Africa, in partnership with 94.7 and MTV have announced two dates for Carly Rae Jepsen, the Grammy Award-nominated multi-platinum-selling Canadian recording artist, as part of her E.MO.TION album release in South Africa.

The Zone @ Rosebank wins ICSC Solal Marketing Award for Magnum Pleasure Store

11:20 AM (6 Hours ago) Awards
The Zone @ Rosebank, one of Johannesburg’s premier destinations for fashion, food and entertainment, has won a prestigious International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC) Solal Marketing Award for hosting the first Magnum Pleasure Pop-up Store in South Africa.

ABF Pub Quiz to raise funds for advertising and media professionals in need

11:11 AM (6 Hours ago) Advertising News
The ABF’s next Pub Quiz is set for Tuesday, 18 August at 'Fillet Signature Cut' in Douglasdale. “Fillet is a great supporter of the ABF and was an obvious choice to host our pub quiz,” says committee member Olav Westphal.

SAMSA CEO challenges others to give back

11:00 AM (7 Hours ago) CSI

The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) CEO, Commander Tsietsi Mokhele, gave back to his community and challenged his executive committee members do the same during a visit to his community in Bophelong in the Vaal.

Jam Media wins the Kill Cliff account

10:57 AM (7 Hours ago) New Accounts
International functional recovery drink company, Kill Cliff Inc. has appointed 360 degree communications agency, Jam Media, to manage their comprehensive communication strategy in South Africa Jam Media will focus on PR, social media, brand activation and events. 

The Parlotones at the Old Mutual Music in the Gardens

10:44 AM (7 Hours ago) Events

On Sunday, 30 August, the Old Mutual Music in the Gardens series makes history, when both the Pretoria National Botanical Garden and the Walter Sisulu National Garden will host performances by iconic South Africa artists.  

Why the Loeries matter

10:27 AM (7 Hours ago) Opinion

John Beale, managing director of the Cape Town branch of MEC Nota Bene, a global communications strategy, planning and buying agency, says the Loeries play an important role in the media industry. presents FaF

10:09 AM (8 Hours ago) Marketing News

FaFing or fire and forgetting is a digital communication process that creates an automated Communication Journey that nurtures leads in a highly personal manner.

Cycle for Cansa at the Lost City

9:41 AM (8 Hours ago) CSI

Concerned cyclists will be doing their bit for cancer awareness when they sign up for the Lost City Cycle 4 Cansa weekend, presented by Bestmed, on Saturday, 15 and Sunday, 16 August.

5FM invites Joburg to Live Loud

9:21 AM (8 Hours ago) Events

5FM is set to host a huge outdoor music event this year. Joburg Live Loud will go down on Saturday, 12 September at Marks Park and feature the biggest names in local music.

Getting to know the multi-talented Relebogile Mabotja

9:02 AM (9 Hours ago) Interviews

Relebogile ‘Lebo’ Mabotja is a woman of many talents. She acts, composes, presents across platforms, produces, directs and shares her knowledge on a YouTube series. For the past 12 years Mabotja has been a firm fixture in the South African entertainment scene, and from the sounds of things, that isn’t going to change anytime soon.

Neo Mashigo to depart Ogilvy & Mather

7:23 AM (10 Hours ago) People on the Move
Ogilvy & Mather (O&M) South Africa has announced the resignation of Neo Mashigo, co-executive creative director of the Johannesburg office. He will depart the agency at the end of August to pursue his ambition of being an entrepreneur. 

Wired Communications partners up with UK-based Athene Communications

6:44 AM (11 Hours ago) Publicity News
Cape Town PR and communications agency, Wired Communications is now twinned with UK-based PR and Communications consultancy Athene Communications. The arrangement allows both companies to share experiences and for employees to develop new ways of working.

Listicles and why we need them

14:30 PM (Yesterday) Editorial Desk
Although the format is still gaining traction in South Africa, internationally, ‘listicles’ are rapidly becoming one of the most popular forms of content. But why are article lists so big at the moment?

Behind the scenes of South African-produced series, Black Sails

14:07 PM (Yesterday) Interviews
The first season of the Emmy Award-winning adventure series, Black Sails, will be screened in South Africa from August. Set in the 18th century during the golden age of piracy, it was filmed at Cape Town Film studios and produced by Michael Bay.

Newsclip's Gate5 goes social

12:57 PM (Yesterday) Marketing News

Newsclip has recently incorporated a social media stream into its Gate5 delivery platform. 

J.C Le Roux achieves ICON status

11:03 AM (Yesterday) Awards

J.C. Le Roux has been declared a consumer ICON for the second time and winner of the wine category for the fifth year running in the Ask Afrika ICON Brand Survey.

Crowdfunding to save Divas Unite

11:00 AM (Yesterday) CSI
Crowdfunding is growing at a rapid pace all over the world, changing the way companies, non-profits and brands work. With sponsorship and fundraising becoming far more difficult to obtain, many organisations are turning to this method of raising funds for charitable events and worthy beneficiaries. 

This week with the One Rand Family

10:47 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News

As the One Rand Family continue their epic endeavour – to live only on R1’s for the month of July – it becomes clear in the fourth week of the social experiment by Sanlam that their mindsets are shifting. 

2015 DStv Seminar of Creativity will bring together global leaders in creativity

10:32 AM (Yesterday) Advertising News

The DStv Seminar of Creativity at 2015 Loeries Creative Week will bring together seven global leaders in creativity who will share insights on brand communication trends by interpreting the topic ‘Creativity Adds’ from their own career perspective. 

Sunfoil scoops an ICON Brand Award

10:11 AM (Yesterday) Awards

Sunfoil, the Willowton Group’s sunflower oil brand, was named category winner at the 2015/2016 ICON Brand Awards presented by Ask Afrika/Target Group Index (TGI).

Jennifer Rush is coming to South Africa later this year

10:10 AM (Yesterday) Entertainment
International singing superstar and 80’s icon Jennifer Rush is set to tour Southern Africa over October and November 2015 with a series of concerts across South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe. 

Havas study explores brand opportunities in music

9:35 AM (Yesterday) Case Studies

Havas Sports & Entertainment’s second Fans.Passions.Brands study reveals some surprising facts about music and its fans. They believe music is a great channel for brands to connect with their target audiences.

Owen Kessel Leo Burnett wins the McDonald’s South Africa account

8:11 AM (Yesterday) New Accounts
Global icon McDonald’s has awarded its South African business to Owen Kessel Leo Burnett (OKLB), effective October 2015. OKLB will take the role of the brand’s lead agency, managing McDonald’s South Africa’s strategy going forwards. 

Sports royalty: Carol Tshabalala

7:54 AM (Yesterday) In Focus

‘The First Lady of Sport’, Carol Tshabalala has kept sports junkies in the know for 15 years. She proudly holds her unofficial title, confident in the work she has done to earn it.

Anton Visser directs whatever it takes

7:53 AM (Yesterday) Advertising News
South African director Anton Visser shows his strong visual side with an epic commercial for the prestigious Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA). 

Sweeney Todd is coming to Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre in October

7:11 AM (Yesterday) Entertainment
Featuring sublime theatrics, a story of suspense, passion, and deliciously dark humour, with a score and lyrics that have taken on iconic status, directed and designed by the KickstArt team of Steven Stead and Greg King, and starring Jonathan Roxmouth and Charon Williams-Ros, it doesn’t get any better than Steven Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd

Entries are now open for the 2015 Break.Make.Create hackathon

6:59 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News
Designers, creatives, coders and techies: fire up your brains, sharpen your pencils, polish your screwdrivers or soldering irons, and get ready to hack – entries have opened for this year’s Break.Make.Create. (#BreakMakeCreate15) hackathon. 

Sasko Bread joins in on spreading the joy on Mandela Day

6:52 AM (Yesterday) CSI
On Friday, 17 July - ahead of Mandela Day, the SASKO team gathered at the Bakery in Epping Industria with one purpose in mind: To yield their butter knives while making sandwiches and share the goodness in honor of Nelson Mandela. 

The Soweto Comedy Festival is back and its bigger than ever

6:39 AM (Yesterday) Events
The annual Soweto Comedy Festival is back, this time bigger and better as it turns eight. The show will be hosted at the Soweto Theatre on Friday, 31 July and Saturday, 1 August 2015.

brandhouse dissolves joint venture

16:12 PM (2 Days ago) Marketing News
On Tuesday, 28 July, the shareholders of brandhouse Beverages announced the dissolution of their Joint Venture (JV) in South Africa, to pursue growth opportunities in spirits, ready to drink, cider and beer, separately. As part of the transaction, brandhouse will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Diageo plc and continue to operate as brandhouse in the immediate future.

Balancing social media with workplace productivity

15:44 PM (2 Days ago) Opinion
Social media usage amongst millennials is a given, if you don’t embrace it you fall behind – fast. So says Ronel Gerber, social media manager at digital marketing agency Black Snow Digital.

Decision Inc gives the gift of warmth for Mandela Day

15:37 PM (2 Days ago) CSI
In the spirit of Mandela Day, Decision Inc. and its staff donated handmade blankets, as well as a cash donation, to Oliver’s Village in Benoni.

Idols SA judges see 'perfect auditions' in KZN

15:11 PM (2 Days ago) Media News
Idols SA’s esteemed judging team of Randall Abrahams, Unathi Msengana, Gareth Cliff and new addition Somizi Mhlongo travelled to the beautifully restored Durban Playhouse this week to see if the Zulu Kingdom could once again produce a singing sensation.

How to promote your business on a low budget

14:52 PM (2 Days ago) Opinion
Starting a small business comes with many challenges. There is the challenge of attracting investors, the challenge of getting new clients and the challenge of making decisions that could affect your capital in a massive way. However, there is a way around all your business fears. So says Boston City Campus and Business College.

Oppikoppi launches the VosVos app

14:47 PM (2 Days ago) Social Media News
Oppikoppi have released the VosVos app for their music festival taking place from Friday, 7 to Monday, 10 August. The VosVos app supplies full biographies on all the bands, enables attendees to mark their favourite bands, take snaps, check line-ups and more. 
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